Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Build better teams and harness collaborative technology to achieve cross-disciplinary goals efficiently and take your business to the next level.
Team Science is a multidisciplinary field that concentrates on the interpersonal, intrapersonal, organizational, physical, environmental, technological, societal, and political contextual factors in the workplace. Team Science touches on the collaborative functioning of teams and small groups in the workplace, often involving cross-disciplinary and cross-functional groups.

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Why Earn a Team Science Minor?

The UNT-TSci program studies the antecedent conditions, collaborative processes, and outcomes associated with teams and small groups. Topics studied within this program include: group dynamics, team processes, leadership, team leadership, team training, team evaluation, team cognition, intergroup conflict, change theory, complexity leadership theory, decision-making/problem-solving skills, and systems thinking - along with a preview of the technologies used to support teams and small groups in the workplace.

Team Science Minor Highlights

Faculty members within the department continue this leadership role through scholarship, grant acquisition, teaching and service activities.
The degree programs of the Department of Learning Technologies are nationally and internationally known for preparing future educators and technology professionals to advance knowledge of technology tools and their applications.

Team Science Minor Courses You Could Take

Team Building (3 hrs)
This course introduces students to the different types of teams and their processes. Students will learn systematic approaches to team building, including planning, implementing, managing, and completing the teamwork processes. Students will become familiar with the six enabling conditions that create team-friendly work environments. Students will learn different team building tools, the role that diversity plays in successful teams, and will be introduced to some of the challenges to teamwork.
Team Cognition (3 hrs)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on describing, exploring, and understanding human cognition in social settings. This course explores the meaning of cognition with emphases on cognition as a shared activity rather than just an individual activity. This course covers evidence-based literature from other cognate disciplines such as anthropology, biology, computer science, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences.
Team Dynamics (3 hrs)
This course focuses on describing, exploring, and understanding all things related to human groups. Being able to successfully work in a team/group environment is critical in today’s age of complexity. This course identifies the characteristics of a team, studies different team related theories, identifies how to manage or lead teams, and highlights how to optimize a team’s overall performance. As an interdisciplinary topic, this course covers evidence-based literature from the disciplines of anthropology, biology, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences.
Team Decision Making (3 hrs)
This course provides overview of individual decision making techniques then extends the conversation to include group level decision making techniques and theories. Students will be able to identify and distinguish between various problem types (i.e., simple problems, complex problems, wicked problems). Students will learn how to address complex and wicked problems using different group decision making tools and processes.
Evaluation, Measurement and ROI (3 hrs)
This course covers evaluation techniques for assessing the performance of individual team members and teams. Different evaluation models for the workplace will be presented along with coverage of topics related to assessing return on investment (ROI).
Principles of Team Science (3 hrs)
This course provides students with an overview of team science and how this field of science applies to the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of evidence-based practices that apply to team and small group settings and will learn how to apply these practices to the workplace. The fundamentals of teams and their processes will be covered along with introducing students to various tools that could be applied to team and small group settings in the workplace.

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